Grieving can calcify the heart, shut it tight.
But your spirit beckons me to open my heart,
And light and color shine through.
I open my heart to grief, to your living spirit
Bursting through pain
Light pastels, shimmering ribbon
A mosaic of loving energy.
“Unprotected Heart” by Marie Temple, November 2014
Paper, ribbon, and Mod Podge on canvas
Photos by Lois Trusler